The Estuarium will be closed again this Saturday, August 4th. We will be open Sunday, the 5th with half priced admissions. Our back room will still be closed off to the public as smoke damage in that section is still being addressed.
While our facilities are still recovering, our team is still keeping busy in the community! Join us tomorrow starting at 10:00 AM at the Thurston County Fair. Our booth will be set up with a number of Shark Month inspired activities and education, as well as a hands on Ocean Acidification demonstration!
We are extending Shark Month into August!
Shark talks are being rescheduled. Dr. Dayv Lowry’s shark talk will be held
August 11th, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Sandy Zeiner’s shark talk has been rescheduled for August 25th from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.
The Estuarium is warmed by the community support we’ve received during this process. Thank you for all for your patience, our facilities will be open fully soon!
Fire Update: Last night Carras Cabinets, the business that shares the building with the Estuarium had a fire. The Olympia fire department was able to keep the fire from spreading to the Estuarium and to keep the electricity on in the Estuarium side of the building. There is some water and smoke damage to the Estuarium. We are most grateful to the fire fighters.
All the sea life in the aquariums are fine.
The Estuarium will reopen next weekend – July 28 & 29, if possible. Shark presentation by Davy Lowry, scheduled for July 21, will be rescheduled.
Thanks for all the concern that has been expressed.
Puget Sound Estuarium Board of Directors
July is Shark Month at the Estuarium! Join us throughout the month of July to celebrate and learn about these amazing icons. Shark teeth and jaws are on display, shark education and activities are abundant, and our returning guest speakers are back for another year of gripping shark talks!
July 21, 1:00 – 2:00 PM:
Dr. Dayv Lowry
Department of Fish and Wildlife
July 29, 1:00 – 2:00 PM:
Shellfish and Enforcement Policy Analyst
NW Indian Fisheries Commission
Admission is free on Shark Talk days!
We have a staff position open for a Lead Aquarist. This position is up to 40 hrs/month. If you have animal husbandry, saltwater tank maintenance, and plumbing experience, please read the job posting and email Sasha@SSEAcenter.org your cover letter and resume. Applications are due no later than July 6th.